# Learn about Data Types in Data Science for beginners

If you have newly started your data science and/or machine learning journey, you have probably come out to the word ** “data type”**.

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The graphic below highlights the main classification of data types in data science.

Numericalmeans that data is represented with qualitive values (numbers). This type is divided into two groups:discreteandcontinues.

**Discrete **data is represented with integers, for example, 1, 2, 3, 9, 21, 55 and so on. It cannot have fraction part. Examples for discrete numerical data can be how many children a person has. A person cannot have 2.4 children, right?

On the other hand, **continuous **data has a fraction part. A quick example can be height of a man: 170.8 cm or amount in the bank account: 721.86 euros.

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categoricalvalues, these are represented with classes. Classes can be named with words or numbers. Categorical data types are also divided into two groups according to the relationship between the classes:ordinalandnominal.

Classes in **nominal **data do not have superiority over each other. For example, in the case of t-shirt colors, it cannot be stated that blue is better than green or the other way around. A person can have his or her own opinion about colors, but it is not as concrete as “good” is higher than…